Syria has become the weak leg of its tripod with Iran and Hezbollah.
Israel is clearly taking advantage of a severely weakened Syrian regime, correctly predicting that the Syrians are not in a position to retaliate.
Lebanon's billionaire former prime minister is making hay about Hezbollah, but Saad Hariri is doing his own share of sectarian agitation.
Although Hezbollah has been a strong ally of Bashar al-Assad, there are signs the Lebanese group is preparing for a future without him.
The arrest of a "suspected" Hezbollah operative who is "suspected" of a plan to kill Israeli tourists has become the equivalent of an actual terrorist attack.
Iran's support for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad further mocks the Islamic Revolution.
The capture of CIA sources in Beirut represents a coup for Hezbollah.
Lebanon's complexity can be sorted out when viewed through the lens of history.
Syria continues to sit at the crossroads of a number of U.S. interests.
The United States has a real opportunity to encourage Islamists to express their frustrations through peaceful means.